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Title: Glades County Democrat
Alternate Title: Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Glades Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Moore Haven Fla
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Glades -- Moore Haven
Coordinates: 26.834167 x -81.096111 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1922.
Numbering Peculiarities: Vol. 8, no. 12 (June 21, 1929) issue misdated 1920.
General Note: Editors: R.B. Child, <1926>; Keathley Bowden, <1929>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Sept. 24, 1926).
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24 month lease with approved credit through Ford Credit. $3513 plus tax, title, & license due at signing. Includes first month payment, $0 security deposit, acquisition fee, & capitalized cost reduction. *Stock #13t128. 20 cent per mile over 10500 per year. Includes $2000 RCL Bonus Cash. See dealer for details. More to choose from with similar savings. Image is for illustration purposes only. Offer ends 01/31/13.DRIVE A NEW 2013 EXPLORER FOR ONLY $179 PER MONTH.* newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads See Page 3 for information on how to contact the newspaper.Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 Vol. 84, No. 50 50¢ Plus ta x W est Glades students compete in Science Fair ...Page 9 Lakeport hosts lighted parade ...Page 9 W omen’s Club plans fashion show ...Page 8 Special to the Glades County Democrat/ Tycee PrevattThe Glades County 4-H Livestock Judging Team did well in their rst competition in Kissimmee. The team includes: (back row) Lane Prevatt, Ashley Lara, Kate Perry, Ethan Taylor, Raif Prevatt, 4-H Leader Kimberly Clement, (front row) Alecis Eley, Rieonna Eley, Brice Prowant, Jaime Hingson, Lacy Green, Ross Perry and Lowell Roberts. Jaime Hingson nish Second Overall Individual Junior. The Glades County 4-H Livestock Judging Team has started off with a great group of kids this year! They have had a few meetings and practices to prepare for their rst competition in Kissimmee at the Florida Fat Steer Livestock Judging Competition. The Glades County team did a great job and team member Jaime Hingson nish Second Overall Individual Jr. The kids had a great learning experience and are now getting ready for competitions coming up. Glades County 4-H team competes in Florida Fat Steer Livestock Judging By Eric KoppSpecial to the Glades County Democrat Despite the opposition of several environmental groups, water managers Thursday got the go-ahead to enter into negotiations to purchase property from A. Duda & Sons in Glades County. Approval of Resolution 2013-105 b y the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) governing board paves the way for the district to possibly purchase 638 acres of Glades County property for $1.9 million ($2,984 per acre), which is a 56 percent discount from the appraised value of $6,800 per acre. That purchase, however, is contingent on Duda receiving a 30-year extension on two of its land leases with the state. The district will also have the option o f buying an additional 2,489 acres of Glades County property from Duda for $16.9 million, which is not a discounted price. Water managers will have four years in which to exercise that option, according SFWMD transparency questionedProposed purchase of 638 acres in Glades county tied to 30-year lease extension on other public land for Duda See SFWMD — Page 16 Students named to honor roll ...Page 11 Special to the Glades County Democrat The 20th Annual Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival is planned for Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the park next to the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department, 30076 E. State Road 78 in Buckhead Ridge. Volunteers will serve up fried cat sh dinners starting at 10 a.m. The festival entry fee of $7 per person includes dinner. "To go" meals will be available. The festival will include entertainment by Sounds of Country (with Phil Eddings). There will be a bounce house for the kids, arts and crafts booths and displays by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce and the Florida Forestry Services. Door prizes will be given away every hour. Ticket holders must be present to win! The Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a bake sale and will also sell hot dogs. Buckhead Ridge Cat sh Festival bene ts re department

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 BY MARGARET ENGLAND Hendry-Glades AudubonAfter 15 years of success in North America, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will open up to the entire world for the rst time in 2013. Anyone, from anywhere on earth, can participate by visiting www.birdcount.org and reporting the kinds and numbers of birds they see during the 16th annual count, Feb. 15 to 18. For the past ve years the Clewiston area was in the "Top 10" for the number of birds reported during the GBBC. Last year 124 species, for a total of 123,704 birds, were submitted for Clewiston. Other area communities reporting were LaBelle with 46 species and 1,389 birds, Felda 15 species with 840 birds reported, Moore Haven with 38 species with 601 birds, and Okeechobee with 80 species and 2,626 birds. Last year Florida reported the most individual birds in the United States, including 3,286 House Sparrows. These common birds, which were rst introduced in the United States in 1851, live and breed throughout Florida. House Sparrows aren't related to other North American sparrows. These noisy active birds are larger, have a rounder head, shorter tail, and stouter bill than most American Sparrows. Adult males have gray heads, white cheeks, a black bib, and rufous neck while females are plain buffy-brown with gray-brown underparts. Their backs are striped with buff, black, and brown. Juveniles are similar to the female, but have buf er underparts and soft textured feathers. The oldest recorded House Sparrow live to be 15 years and nine months old. Their songs are one or a series of "cheep" or "chirrup" notes. Females rarely sing. The male and female's call is a single "cheep" note. These sparrows are often seen taking dust baths. They throw dust and soil over their body feathers as if bathing with water. House Sparrows are commonly found in shopping centers where are seen hopping on the ground as they forage for grains, seeds, discarded food, and insects. These cavity nesters prefer to nest in manmade structures such as eaves of buildings, street lights and nest boxes, but will also nest in tree cavities or weave a nest of thick vegetation. Between March and July the female lays three to seven white, pale blue, or pale green eggs speckled with brown and black. The eggs are incubated for 11 to 14 days with the young edging at 15 to 17 days. Join Hendry-Glades Audubon volunteers for free birding or photography trips. You and your guests are invited participate in upcoming birding trips Saturday, Feb. 2 and 16, Sunday, Feb. 17 or Monday, Feb. 18, at STA5 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5). Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the new STA5 Deer Fence Trailhead. To make a reservation please e-mail Margaret England sta5birding@embarqmail. com or phone 863-674-0695 or 863-517-0202. The schedule of STA5 trips through December 2013 and upcoming Hendry-Glades Audubon programs is available on the HGAS website at www.hendrygladesaudubon.org. "Like" Hendry-Glades Audubon on Facebook. Inland Birding Fun: House Sparrow (HOSP) Margaret England PHOTO / WADDY THOMPSONJuvenile House Sparrow.

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Help make pies for Sour Orange FestivalLakeport Sour Orange Festival organizers are hard at work. Sour orange squeezing will be Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who can help is welcome to bring your juice, your favorite knife and a cutting board. Sour orange pie making will be Jan, 25 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a large bowl, spatula or spoon and a measuring cup. Any help will be appreciated. Volunteers are also needed to cut and serve pies at the Sour Orange Festival on Feb. 9. If you can help, please call Jan at 863-885-1155.Safety patrol to host cornhole tournamentMoore Haven Elementary Safety Patrol will host its inagural cornhole tournament on Saturday, Jan. 19. Play begins at 9 a.m. at Tom Perry City Park in Moore Haven. Proceeds from the fund raiser will bene t the MHES Safety Patrol, helping to defray the costs of their trip to Washington, D.C. this spring. For a registration form or more information, please contact Kristi Hingson or Barbara Scruggs at 863-946-0737.Safety patrol to sell pork dinnersThe Moore Haven Elementary School Safety Patrol will sell pork dinners on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the City Park. The cost is $8 and will include a beverage and two sides. Call Kristi Hingson at 863946-0737 (at school, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.) for more information or to reserve your dinners.BHR VFW serves breakfastBuckhead Ridge Ladies Auxiliary VFW 9528 will host their monthly breakfast Jan. 20, from 9 to 11 a.m.at the VFW BHR post on State Road 78. They will serve sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, eggs any way you want them, juice, coffee for a donation of $5, The event is open to the public. For more information call the post at 863-4672882.Project Graduation meeting planned for Jan. 23A Moore Haven Project Graduation nandatory neeting is set for Jan. 23, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Mrs. Bell's Classroom at the Moore Haven High School. For more information, please call Erin Christle at 863-227-3554. Church to host dinnerThe Knights of Columbus of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church will host an Italian dinner on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, on State Road 78 West at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge. The menu includes lasagna, baked ziti, spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert with coffee, iced tea or lemonade for a donation of $8 for adults, $3 for children. Take out is available. Proceeds will go to the annual Bishop's Appeal Fund Drive.Garden Club to meetThere will be a meeting of the Moore Haven Garden Club on Monday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. under the pavilion in the Moore Haven Park behind the City Hall. All members are asked to bring a covered dish or snacks for the meeting. All interested persons are welcome.Art in the Park plannedThe Glades County Public Library 201 Riverside Drive ,and its Advisory Board invite area artists and craftsmen to exhibit and sell their work at the eighth annual Art in the Park event in Moore Haven, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This popular free event, centered in and around the library, brings artists and the public together in a wonderful setting by the Caloosahatchee River. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and handcrafters are encouraged to contact the library now and reserve their place. Exhibiting and parking are free. The Glades County Public Library is located in the city park across the street from the river in Moore Haven's Historic District. For more information contact Mary Booher, Director of Libraries at 863-946-0744 or mbooher@ myhlc.org.Church to host yard saleBuckhead Ridge Christian Church, 1167 Linda Road (behind the Moose Lodge on SR 78) will host a yard sale on Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.The Eagles Riders plan partyThe Eagles Riders are having The 4th Annual Party Under the Bridge Feb. 16. The y want to Salute all Veterans with a picture wall. We need pictures, please send pictures to Virginia at vrat61@hotmail.com or submit pictures along with self addressed envelope to FOE 4523 Attn.: Virginia 101 Avenue J S.W. Moore Haven, Fl. 33471.Vendors wanted for Chalo Nitka festivalMarch 1 and 2 of 2013 mark the 65th annual Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo in Moore Haven. Vendor booth applications for the festival are now available and can be lled out online at www.chalonitka.com. For more information about becoming a vendor, please call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@gladescountyedc.com. We hope to see you there!Chalo Nitka parade plannedApplications are being accepted from church groups, civic groups, individuals, community associations, and any others interested in participating in the 65th annual Chalo Nitka parade. There is no fee to enter. If you or your group are interested in participating, you may submit an entry form online at www.chalonitka.com. You may also call 863-946-0300 or email Emily at erigdon@ gladescountyedc.com and we'll send one to you. Come out and help us celebrate! Glades at a Glance 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 3 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 4 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 When your very rst sh of a three-day tournament is 9-pounder, it could be fortune. When your very last sh of that three-day tournament is another 9-pounder, it could be fate. But when you win that same three-day tournament by a tiebreaker, someone from above is looking out for you. That's exactly how the week went for EverStart rookie pro Ben Todd of Pierson, Fla. His rst sh of the tournament on Thursday was 9-pounder. Then late this afternoon, with a small limit in his box and just minutes left in the shing day, Todd hooked and landed another 9-pounder and won the EverStart Series event on Lake Okeechobee by a tiebreaker. Todd's total weight 59 pounds, 3 ounces was the exact total weight of runner-up Trevor Fitzgerald who mounted a gallant charge for the title with an impressive 25-pound-10 ounce catch today. But since Todd was ahead of Fitzgerald going into the nal day, Todd got the winning hardware and the $40,000 check to go with it. "You see that right there," Todd said, seconds after his weight stopped at 16-3, the exact weight he needed to win. "That was not me. The Lord did thatnot me." Indeed it was a magical week for the 32-year old Todd who works on his family's farm in Pierson. It started with a 31-7 limit on day one. Then waned to an 11-9 limit on day two. And then surged again with the magic digits 16-3 today, thanks to the tournament winning 9-pounder. Todd found his winning area late on Tuesday afternoon. "I made one quick pass down through there, had 10 bites and shook them all off," he said. "But I saw two of them as I was shaking them off and they were big. I did not return to the area until Thursday morning. My rst sh of the day was 9-pounder and that kind of set the tone for the day as I kept catching big ones." Todd's key stretch included a line of reeds "in the middle" around the J&S area, which was protected from the predominant east wind that occurred throughout the event. "I was not shing the very outside reeds," Todd detailed. "And I was not shing all the way inside near the bank, either. This area had a line of reeds going down through the middle. The whole area was maybe three acres in size. And it's not like the sh were bunched up in a tiny spot. I caught them all the way down this line of reeds that ran north and south." Todd's key lures were a Gambler Fat Ace and a Tightlines UV UVenko. The Fat Ace was in a river bug color and the UVenko was in black and blue. He rigged the lures Texas-style with a 5/0 Gamakatsu ipping hook and topped them with 3/8-tungsten weights on 50-pound test PowerPro braid. "The sh were spawning around the reeds," he explained. "I couldn't see the beds and I couldn't see the sh, but I could just tell by how they were set up, they had made beds around those reeds. I'd pitch the bait in-between and around the reeds and just let it fall into where I thought a bed would be. I'd start the day with the Gambler Fat Ace and then when things got slow or I was re- shing some of my stretches, I'd switch to the UVenko to give them a different look. I think that UV technology really gives the lure a different appearance in the water something they've never seen before." "Today it was all the UVenko," he added. "I caught small sh early, but late in the day all the boats disappeared and things got calm and quiet and I got that indescribable feeling that maybe another big female or two was moving up. I kept looking at my watch30 minutes left20 minutes left10 minutes left and then that big one bit. When I got her in the boat I knew I had a shot at winning." Brandon McMillan of Clewiston, ended the week in third place with a three-day total of 56 pounds, 3 ounces worth $10,000. Big Mac' (a nickname coined by McMillan's sponsor, Lionel Botha, owner of Halo rods) is usually considered a committed mat puncher but this week he sampled the big jig bite as well. "The risk in committing to mat punching is that there is a lot of wasted time moving from one mat to another," McMillan explained. "A lot of times I kick the trolling motor on high and have to troll 30 or 40 yards to the next mat without shing and that's a lot of down time. If the mat bite is really strong, I don't mind that kind of down time. But if the mat bite is so-so, it adds up to a lot of lost shing time." "So I purposely stayed in water that offered a mix of both punching mats and pitching a jig to reeds," he continued. "That way, as I moved from one mat to another, I could pitch reed clumps in between with the jig. And I ended up catching a few bonus sh from the reeds, so it worked out well." McMillan's lures of choice included a Gambler B.B. Cricket and a Zoom Z-Hog on a 1-1/2ounce tungsten for punching and a -ounce 4X4 jig for pitching to reeds. Two Florida Pros Tangle at the Finish Line for Top Honors

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 5 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Start of operations builds restoration momentum in a new yearBY GABE MARGASAK SWMWDWith two new pump stations in operation, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and its federal and state partners dedicated the completion of the C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project to help restore freshwater ows to Florida Bay, preserve clean water in Everglades National Park and maintain ood control for eastern communities. "The completion of the C-111 spreader canal is yet another example of the Department working with its partners to get the water right," stated Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. "Providing abundant and cleaner water is one step, among many, designed to restore America's Everglades." District engineers reported all components of the project are operating as designed and the system performed well during the 2012 wet season testing. With automated operation, the project stands ready to receive water and deliver bene ts to the Everglades ecosystem. In addition, scientists will begin compiling data to evaluate project performance and environmental response. "Witnessing the completion and operation of a project to help restore America's Everglades provides a sense of accomplishment and optimism for the future," said Joe Collins, SFWMD Governing Board Chairman. "Today we have taken another step toward our shared restoration goals." These goals are accomplished at the C-111 western project with a series of pump stations and canals that raise groundwater levels directly outside the eastern boundary of Everglades National Park. The higher water table creates a hydraulic barrier between the park and the urban areas of Miami-Dade County to retain fresh water in the park. This also helps achieve healthy salinity levels in Florida Bay by restoring the quantity, timing and distribution of freshwater ows via Taylor Slough to the bay ecosystem. Located at the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and spanning 850 square miles, Florida Bay is an integral component of the Everglades ecosystem and is a valuable economic resource for the region. The bay's waters serve as a nursery for an array of aquatic life and are home to dozens of commercially and recreationally important species such as spiny lobster, snapper and pink shrimp. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study found that Florida Bay contributed approximately $1.7 billion in the form of "destination spending" in one year alone. This project provides signi cant momentum for another year of continued Everglades restoration progress. With consensus between the State of Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District is also moving forward in 2013 with a suite of new restoration strategies for improving water quality in the Everglades. Work includes: Implementing a science-based technical plan Completing six projects that will create more than 6,500 acres of new Stormwater Treatment Areas (STAs) Creating 110,000 acre-feet of additional water storage SFWMD Completes Everglades, Florida Bay Restoration Project newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Public Issues Forums: Join the discussion!

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Seniors nationwide are reporting scam phone calls informing them that a new Medicare card is in the mail. Hang up on suspicious callers and don’t fall for this attempt to obtain your personal information. How the scam works: You answer the phone, and the unknown caller, often with an accent, claims to be with Medicare or another government of ce. He informs you that your new Medicare card is in the mail, and you will receive it in a few days. In the meantime, you need to set up your direct deposit so your Medicare funds can be deposited into your bank account. To do this, you just need to tell the caller your banking information information. He/she will take care of the rest. Of course, there is no new card and no direct deposit. The caller just wants you to share your banking information so he/she can steal from your account. This is just one twist on the Medicare card scam. Scammers may also ask you to verify your identity in order to receive the new card. They will ask for your Medicare card number, which is the same as your Social Security number, as well as other personal information. With that information, a scammer can easily steal your identity. See Medicare.gov for more information about Medicare fraud, ID theft and other issues. The following individuals were arrested on felony or driving under the in uence (DUI) charges by the Glades County Sheriff's Of ce (GCSO), the Seminole Police Department (SPD), the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) or the Department of Corrections (DOC).  William Arnold, 37, Jones Road, Okeechobee, was arrested Jan. 8 by the GCSO on a Glades County warrant charging him with the felony of possession of a controlled substance and the misdemeanors of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $7,500.  Edwin Matos, 43, West 16th, Hialeah, was arrested Jan. 9 by the GCSO on a MiamiDade County warrant charging him with the felonies of battery on a pregnant person and aggravated assault, and the misdemeanors of petit theft and child abuse. He was turned over to Miami-Dade County authorities.  Lotell L. Lee, 55, 91st Terrace N., Jupiter, was arrested Jan. 12 by the GCSO on a Martin County warrant charging him with driving under the in uence. His bond was set at $5,000.  Jean Mathieu, 42, N.E. 53rd St., Miami, was arrested Jan. 14 by the GCSO on a Miami Dade County warrant charging him with the felonies of aggravated battery and human traf cking. He is being held without bond.  Fitzroy Ellis, 32, was arrested Jan. 15 by the GCSO on a Broward County warrant charging him with the felonies of eeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement ofcer, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and attempt to tamper with physical evidence. He is being held without bond.  Ricardo Beckford, 45, Clarcona Key Blvd., Orlando, was arrested Jan. 16 by the GCSO on a Miami-Dade County warrant charging him with the felony of rst degree murder. He was turned over to Miami-Dade County authorities.  Armando Dassori Sosa, 26, was arrested Jan. 16 by the GCSO on a Miami-Dade County warrant charging him with the felonies of burglary, assault and battery, and the misdemeanors of assault and petit theft. He was turned over to Miami-Dade County authorities. This column lists arrests and not convictions, unless otherwise stated. Anyone listed here who is later found innocent or has had the charges against them dropped is welcome to inform this newspaper. The information will be con rmed and printed. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Obituaries should be submitted by sending e-mail to obits@newszap.com. Customers m ay also request photos and links to online g uest books. A link to the obituaries is a vailable at www.newszap.com.Thelma Juanita Carroll, 93MOORE HAVEN — Thelma Juanita Carroll passed away Jan. 10, 2013 in Clewiston. She was born May 24, 1919 in Anderson, Ind, to the late Charles and the late Iva Frances (Utt) J ohnson. She w orked for General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1977. Survivors include, nieces and nephew, Linda Ball of Moore Haven, Fla., Joe Lakey, Diane Van Buskirk; and several other nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston with Pastor John Booher of ciating. Interment will be in Ortona Cemetery, Moore Haven. Visitation was Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston, FL. You may view the online obituary, light a candle and leave your condolence for the Carroll family at http://www.akin-davis.com. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home Clewiston. Phone Discounts Available To CenturyLink Customers The Florida Public Utility Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLink’s basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.50 per month and business services are $28.00-$32.50 per month. Speci c rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government bene t program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as de ned by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal bene ts if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is de ned for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home high-speed Internet service up to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* per month for the rst 12 months of service. Further details are available at centurylink.com/internetbasics. If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit centurylink.com/lifeline with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program. *CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described a bove. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activati on provi ded customer s till quali es during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at centurylink.com. Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for userequired charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates. Obituaries 6 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Legislative delegation meetsThe annual meeting of the Glades County Legislative Delegation will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Glades County Courthouse Commission Chambers, located at 500 Avenue “J” SW, Moore Haven, FL 33471. A luncheon sponsored by CAS Governmental Services, LLC will be held prior to the delegation meeting at 12:30 p.m. at the Moore Haven Yacht Club, located at 233 Yacht Club Way, Moore Haven, FL 33471. This is an open meeting and the public is encouraged to attend and/or speak before the delegation. Contact information can be found at www. leg.state. .us. The Glades County Sheriff’s Of ce investigated the following reports of crimes last week. BUCKHEAD RIDGE  Hunter Road identity theft LAKEPORT  Teal Harbor Lane criminal mischief  Old Lakeport Road theft of a rearm MOORE HAVEN  U.S. 27 theft  U.S. 27 theft  Lake Drive criminal mischief MUSE  Summerall Road burglary PALMDALE  E. Wilderness theft of medications Investigations Arrest Report Seniors warned of Medicare telephone scam

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Vaccinations available statewideThough u season has already started, the Florida Department of Health encourages residents and visitors alike to get vaccinated against in uenza ( u). Compared with most other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, in uenza infection often causes a more severe illness, and at times can lead to death. "It is not too late to get vaccinated against the u, and we encourage anyone age six months and older to get a u shot," stated State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. "In uenza A is the most common u type in Florida this season and is countered by the vaccine." Be sure to watch for symptoms of the u, which can include headache, fever, a severe cough, runny nose or body aches. Contact your primary care physician or a local hospital immediately if symptoms appear. This is particularly important for people at high risk for serious complications from u. For those with the u, antiviral medication may shorten both the duration and severity of illness. The Florida Department of Health urges the following preventive steps for the u: Get vaccinated every single year, because as the u types change, the vaccine changes. Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, because germs spread this way. Avoid close contact with sick people. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you are sick with ulike illness, contact your primary care physician to determine whether you need antiviral medication. Stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone (except to get medical care or for other necessities). To locate u vaccine, contact your County Health Department at www.doh.state. .us/chdsitelist.htm. 2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 Descuentos en Telfono e Internet Disponibles para Clientes de CenturyLinkLa Comisin de Servicios Pblicos de Florida ha designado a CenturyLink como un Portador Elegible de Telecomunicaciones dentro de su rea de servicio para nes de servicio universal. Las tarifas de servicio local bsico de CenturyLink para lneas de voz residenciales son $19.50 al mes y para servicios de negocios son $28.00-$32.50 al mes. Las tarifas espec cas se proporcionarn por solicitud. CenturyLink participa en un programa de bene cios del gobierno (Lifeline) para hacer el servicio telefnico residencial ms accesible a personas y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos. Los clientes elegibles son aquellos que cumplen con las normas de elegibilidad segn lo de nido por la FCC y las comisiones es tatales. Los residentes que viven en tierras tribales reconocidas a nivel federal pueden cali car para bene cios tribales adicionales si participan en ciertos programas de elegibilidad federales adicionales. El descuento Lifeline est disponible slo para un telfono por hogar, el cual puede ser un telfono jo o inalmbrico. Para los nes del programa Lifeline, un hogar se de ne como cualquier individuo o grupo de individuos que viven en la misma direccin y comparten ingresos y gastos. El servicio Lifeline no es transferible, y slo consumidores elegibles pueden inscribirse en el programa. Los consumidores que voluntariamente hagan declaraciones falsas con el n de obtener el servicio de telfono de Lifeline pueden ser castigados con una multa o pena de prisin y pueden ser excluidos del programa. Los suscriptores elegibles para Lifeline tambin pueden cali car para el servicio con able de Internet de alta velocidad residencial de hasta 1.5 Mbps por $9.95* al mes por los primeros 12 meses de servicio. Ms detalles estn disponibles en centurylink.com/ internetbasics. Si usted vive en un rea de servicio de CenturyLink, por favor llame al 1-800-201-4099 o visite centurylink.com/lifeline si tiene alguna pregunta o para solicitar una ap licacin para el programa Lifeline. *Programa Internet Basics de CenturyLink – Slo para clientes residenciales que cali quen basado en el cumplimiento de los requisitos de nivel de ingresos o de elegibilidad para la participacin en el programa, y requiere permanecer elegible durante el periodo completo de la oferta. La primera factura incluir los cargos por el primer mes completo de servicio facturado por adelantado, cargos prorrateados por servicio a partir de la fecha de la instalacin hasta la fecha de la factura, y cargos y tarifas nicos descritos anteriormente. Los clientes que cali quen pueden mantener este programa durante un mximo de 60 meses despus de la activacin del servicio siempre que el cliente mantenga su elegibilidad durante ese tiempo. La tarifa de Internet de Alta Velocidad indicada de $9.95/mes aplica durante los primeros 12 meses de servicio (despus de lo cual la tarifa se revierte a $14.95/mes durante los siguientes 48 meses de servicio), y requiere un contrato a trmino de 12 meses. El cliente debe rentar un mdem/ruter de CenturyLink por un cargo mensual adicional o comprar un mdem/ruter de manera independiente, y aplica un cargo nico por activacin de Internet de Alta Velocidad. Un cargo nico por instalacin profesional (si es seleccionada por el cliente) y un cargo nico por envo y manejo se aplican al mdem/ruter del cliente. General – Servicios no disponibles en todas partes. CenturyLink puede cambiar o cancelar los servicios o sustituirlos por servicios similares a su entera discrecin y sin previo aviso. Oferta, planes y tarifas indicadas sujetos a cambio y pueden variar segn el rea de servicio. Un depsito puede ser requerido. Aplican restricciones adicionales. Trminos y Condiciones – Todos los productos y servicios indicados se rigen por las tarifas, trminos de servicio, o trminos y condiciones publicados en centurylink.com. Impuestos, Cargos y Sobrecargos – Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos aplicables incluyen un cargo por el Servicio Universal del proveedor, sobrecargos de recuperacin de costos del proveedor, cargos locales y estatales que varan por rea, y ciertos sobrecargos dentro del estado. Los cargos por recuperacin de costos no son impuestos o cargos por uso exigidos por el gobierno. Impuestos, cargos y sobrecargos se aplican sobre tarifas con una base mensual estndar, no promocional. 7 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Crossword Puzzle Department of Health Encourages Flu Vaccinations to Reduce Illness

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 8 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Special to the Glades County DemocratWest Glades Schools Citizens of the Month for the third and fourth grade are: Thomas Gaskins, Case Hendry, Michael Stanforth, Daniel George, Dylann WhiteSpecial to the Glades County DemocratWest Glades Schools Citizens of the Month for fth through eighth grades are5: Nayeli Mata, Jaidon Aispuro, Teaghan Harvey, Aaron Catala, Ellyse Long, Aaron Mace, Cora Morrissey and Gabriel De Santiago.Special to the Glades County DemocratWest Glades Schools Citizens of the Month for kindergarten through second grades are: Aracely Delgado, Emersyn Lyons, Carli Ford, Landon Kinney, Leo Bautista-Aguilar, Monica Martinez-Chavez, Landon Thigpen, Victor Tapia-Gallardo, Hayden Saxon and Eduardo Tapia-Gallardo. West Glades School Citizens of the Month By Bobbi BrownSpecial to the Glades County Democrat It’s that time again! Every organization in South Florida is trying to nd a way to raise funds for their particular cause, and Glades County Woman’s Club is no exception. At the club’s regular meeting Thursday evening, Aletris Farnam brought several ideas to be considered. She will choose a committee -no club does anything without a “committee” -and present their suggestions before the club at their next meeting. Tee shirts with the club’s name and logo w as suggested by Bonita Drayton, and the idea received a lot of positive support. This, too, will be decided on by a committee and presented at the February meeting. One committee that has already met and presented their suggestions, is the one for the club’s annual fashion show and luncheon. This will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at noon. M RV Resort on Highway 27 has graciously offered the use of their clubhouse, as they have for the past several years, for this event, and other Woman’s Club affairs. A huge “thank you” to this community minded business, who has our youth of the county at heart, as earnings from this fashion show and luncheon are used to fund GCWC’s scholarships for graduating seniors. Every member of Glades County Woman’s Club has tickets to sell, and you will see yers in all areas of Glades County reminding you to get yours, as only 75 will be sold. If you wish to reserve a section for you and several friends, be sure to the let the member know when you purchase your tickets. Bonita, membership vhairman, reported that several applications for membership have been approved by her committee. A membership tea in their honor will be held on March 16, at the home of president, Kandi Snow. These new members will be initiated at that time. As usual, the ladies wear hats, and a hilarious part of the tea is the competition for the most original chapeau. If you have sponsored someone for membership, be sure to make them aware that their application has been approved. Plans for the fashion show and luncheon will be nalized at the February meeting, and money for tickets sold turned in. Bobbi Brown and her committee will be contacting members to remind them what they have volunteered to make for the luncheon. A favorite from last year a type of silent auction will be repeated--, as will a 50/50, and of course Paris can’t compete with Glades County Woman’s Club’s models. The fashions they model, as well as an array of resort wear will be available for purchase. We Boutique on Wheels, who furnishes the clothes, as they donate a portion of all sales to Woman’s Club’s scholarship fund. W oman’s Club plans fashion show

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 820 W. Sugarland Hwy. in Clewiston • 863.983.9105 Visit us online at: www.ecof.com David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S. Founder & Medical Director DO YOU NEED A RETINA SPECIALIST?Shailesh Gupta, MD, FACS, is Board Certi ed in Ophthalmology and specializes in diseases of the retina and vitreous. He brings extensive experience in the treatment of a wide variety of retina disorders, including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. 9 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Special to the Glades County Democrat On Thursday, Jan. 10, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders participated in the West Glades School Science Fair. Tina Castano coordinated the science fair, assisted by Kimber Smith. Students’ science projects, the culmination of four months of research, were displayed in the gym. Twenty professional and community leaders served as judges for the W GS Science Fair. While examining data and results of projects, judges interviewed indiv idual students. Ten winners were awarded in each grade; these 30 students are eligible for the district science fair in Moore Haven on Thursday, Jan. 17. District winners will be announced that night at 6:30 p.m. at the Doyle Conner Civic Center. Sixth Grade winners were: Zach Tanner, Gracie Goodwin, Jadan Alderman, Noe Gamez, Natalie Martinez, Ariel Brunetto, Aaron Catala, Austin Revels, Anahi Moreno, Aries Ruark Seventh Grade winners were: Rollie McCormick, Carina Castano, Gino Gastano, Tatiana Casiano, Kaylee Sabella, Elly Long, Courtney Perez, Kiara Santiago, Nicholas Castillo and Nadia Serrano. Eighth Grade winners were: Anneth Santiago, Clara Alsina, Lizbeth Luna, Tristen Leal, Kayla Calhoun, Gabriella Davis, Eduardo Cruz, Rhyan Heggie, Bryana Campbell, Christy Moreno and Adan Zamarron. Overall winner was Rollie McCormick. Students compete in Science Fair Special to the Glades County DemocratSeventh Grade winners were honored at the Science Fair. Special to the Glades County DemocratEighth Grade students were among those who took honors at the West Glades Science Fair. Special to the Glades County DemocratSixth Grade winners were honored at the Science Fair. Special to the Glades County DemocratRollie McCormick was the overall winner of the West Glades Science Fair. Lakeport residents continue to have a big heartThe second annual Children Lights of Love Boat Parade was another huge success. W ith a continuing goal of collecting enough toys so no child in our area goes a Christmas morning without toys, over 200 people attended and gave enough from their hearts to assist 21 local families; demonstrating that Lakeport residences have a big heart. Heading up this years boat parade Neil Chapman piloted the Sheriff’s patrol boat and was followed by six highly decorated boats, pleasing all those on the Harney Pond banks. Bob Parrish won rst prize for his amazingly decorated pontoon boat. Santa arrived in style riding in on a re truck and spending plenty of time with everyone on the bank. Organizers worked closely with the Lakeport Community Center and various businesses in the collection of and distribution of the toys. Thanks Lakeport for your generosity and making our community proud as well as making a big difference for those children in need. We are already looking forward to an even bigger event in 2013. Lakeport Community Center Letters to the Editor Special to the Glades County DemocratSanta arrived on a re truck to join the festivities in Lakeport. Special to the Glades County DemocratParade participants decorated their boats with lights and holiday decorations. Special to the Glades County DemocratThe lighted boat parade attracted a crowd of over 200 people who donated toys for local children.

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CITY MANAGER CITY MANAGER City of Clewiston, FL (population 7100). Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, plus bene ts. The City of Clewiston has a Commission/Manager government form. The City Manager is the chief administrative of cial for the City. The City Manager directs and coordinates administration of city government in accordance with the policies determined and established by the vemember city commission elected at large. The City’s current budget is $25.5 million; 105 full-time employees; full-service city. Applicants must possess skills and abilities including, but not limited to, managing all aspects of public works, budget preparation, utilities, intergovernmental relations, economic and community development, and be pro cient in the use of computers. Applicants must be able to recognize their role in keeping the city commission fully advised of all city matters, including nancial conditions and the forecast of future needs of the City. City residency is required wi thin three months of hire. Minimum quali cations: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, government, accounting, business administration or a related eld; or equivalent experience as a city manager or in a related eld with a high level of management and supervisory experience. Florida experience is preferred. Please submit resume, cover letter and references to: City Clerk Marilyn McCorvey City of Clewiston 115 West Ventura Ave. Clewiston, FL 33440. Position is open until lled. Under Florida Public Records Law, r esumes are subject to disclosure. The City of Clewiston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace. Please visit our web site at www.clewiston .gov for more information about Clewiston. For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Shop from a gift catalog thats updated regulaly: the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Your new car could be in todays paper. Have you looked for it? Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salesp erson in town. 10 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. How fast can your car go? It can go even faster when you sell it in the classifieds. y

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 11 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 Moore Haven Elementary School students named to the honor roll for the second nine w eeks of the 2012-2013 school y ear include: Kindergarten All A’s Raymond James Mario Montanez Ca’Nya McCoy Leah Johnson Maria Tapia Cayson Holman Kaydence Swanson Allyson Lara Vanesa Lopez Akeelah Ling Jacob Anderson Macy Cox Neo Del Llano Addison Hel nstine Michael Russell Marcelino Salazar-Delacruz Taser Swaford Myranda Thomas Brian Alfonso Yesenia Juarez-Hernandez Joshua Marti Jon Pullen Anahi Rico Omario Thomas Malia Wood Kindergarten All A’s & B’s Michael Brewer John Lucas Keelin Mallox Alana White Jose Yanes First grade All A’s Chaz Brown Caydence Cisneros Mackenzie Rednour Bodie Whidden Tyler Lipps D’Mari Hallback Ava Griner Keegan Pearce Samantha Flynn Khyen Nelson Troy Kellogg Marvin Anderson First grade All A’s & B’s Alexa Clift Nereyda Godinez Robert Langs Cleveland Lowrey Emily Woznck Brady Bass Aida Jose-Ramirez Dakota Newton-Prisk Carmen Perez Angel Sangabriel Kyleigh Adams Kathrine WashamHayden Davs Colin Green Ethan Pottorff Ruben Ruiz Abby Story Calia White Second grade All A’s Ladd Thomas Tatiana Thompson Elyssa Pardo Angelica Rodas Cristina Toledo Abby Williams Sean Miner Lillian Evertt Aurora Lipps Second grade All A’s & B’s Hayden Davis Payton Rives Stephen Phillips Jo’Hon Hughes Aliyah Cardona Leonardo Aguilar Wyatt Brownng Wyatt Hines Uriel Minott Rubi Rodriguez Third grade All A’s Collin Ahern Sierra Hart Bryant Williams Sean Osborne Ryan Cowen Third grade All A’s & B’s Annalisa Martinez Madison Williams Reese Davis Audilia Gallo Rosmary Rubio Hannah Moss Johnny Crawford, III Fourth grade All A’s Lizbeth Ruiz Katelynn Barnes Taylor Martin Jorden Perez Brice Prowant Fourth grade All A’s & B’s Julio Escobar Karla Hunter Daniela Navarrethe Lizbeth Rico Antasha Braham AlexisEley Bailey Raulerson Ivory Herrera Brooklyn Carner Zorian Tullock Briann Woodham Fifth grade All A’s Zahn Cunningham Fifth grade All A’s & B’s Tracie Branch Colton Brown Taylor McCain Mary Brewer John Eaton Madison Corwin Makayla Strenth Jaymie Lamb Rieonna Eley Chris Eaton Austin Kelehar Sixth grade All A’s Cassandra Hart Austin Lee Autumn Lee Araya Lennon Cheyenne Osborne Jacey Ridgdill Austyn Kellogg Sixth grade All A’s & B’s Stephanie Aranda Fatima Arroyo Alexis Auler Alexis Burress Javier Cardona Karina Cisneros Yailyn Cisneros Monica Devine Taiomi Dixon Angel Galvez Stephanie Gamez Na’Gianna Gary Lacy Green Alissia Haynes Jarrett Lamb Briana Leavy Walker Marriott Sidoro Olivares Ross Perry Logen Redus Maria Rodas Matthew Smith Benjamin Toledo Moore Haven Elementary School students on honor roll West Glades School students were named to the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year. A Honor Roll First Grade: Jenna Hampton, Karla MarinesLopez, Rylan Sanders, Rolando Sandoval, Hanna Herrold, Joshua Mason, Leo Bautista, J onathan Garcia, Natalie Guzman, Alyssa Hansen, Gavin Johnson, Deanna Oliveria ,Jamil Thompson, Brenann White, Tannah Williams, J ackelline Ramirez Second Grade: Joshua Green, Nicholas Pelletier, Bethany Banda, LuzMaria Noguez, Alfredo Herrera, Kylie Lowman, Sandi Marbry, Juan Carlos Patricio, Kendal Poulos, Daniel Reyes Third Grade: Samuel Ackley, Thomas Gaskins, Logan Sanders, Kenneth BautistaA guilar, Natalie Aguirre, Kylie Perra, Michael Stanforth, Fourth Grade: Dylan Berden, Kaily Herrold, J anna Morrissey, Sarah Snow, Dylann White, Mia Castano, Fifth Grade: Hailee Enriquez, Sadie Gaskins, A namaria Mendoza, Sara Sodrel, Windall Tindall Six Grade: Gracie Goodwin Seventh Grade: Kaylee Sabella Eighth Grade: Kayla Calhoun A/B Honor Roll Kindergarten: John Cruz De-Santiago, Randolph Hanshaw, Emersyn Lyons, Cameron Rhodes, Kaylin Shepherds, Samantha Cruz-Munoz, Audrey Willis, Gage Epperson, Carli Hendry, Ty Murray, Blake Sands, Austin Townsend, Gualberto Gamboa, Susan Pasch, W yatt Bembry, Riley Curtis, Jennifer Escobedo, Carli Ford, Keni Mendez, Alexandra Nelson, Tate Oxer, AnaKaren Sandoval, Cody Slade, J adiel Thompson, Shana Townsend, Dalton W alters, Cross Fulford, Bella Alexander, Gavin Hunter, Jason Cox, Beau Collier, Elena Deras, Madison Reed, Lawton Thigpen, Nicholas Calderon, Asusena Camilo, Ayla Truckenmiller, Mallory Saxon, Autum Gericke, Todd Flournah, Landon Kinney, Chyla Barnes, Daniel Bernos, Giovanni Casiano-Ramirez, Maria Chavez-Hernandez, Aracely Delgado-Juarez, J ayden Gutierrez, Abigail Hicks, Joshua Howard, Jenna Hull, Mariah Lange, Zaira Moreno, Myah Pequeno, Granger Perra, Carlos Ramirez, Julien Villa, Alan Villeda-Erreguin First Grade: Aliya Alaniz, Adalyn Berden, Brooke Collins, Landon Thigpen, Fernando Mendez-DeSantiago, Wyatt Stafford, Isaac Albarran, Andrew Grove, Roselin Rodriguez, Nicolas Santiago, Jonathan Garcia, Alexis Ramirez Second Grade: Saul Carlos-Vasques, Mandi Marbry, Victor Tapia-Gallardo, Lesly Serrano, Diego Acosta, Eduardo Tapia-Gallardo, Jonathan Hernandez, Jose Velasquez-Chavez, Luis Villeda-Perez Third Grade: Leonardo Carreon, Yada Chavez, Yahaira DeSantiago, Ellie Goodwin, Brady Mendoza, Daniela Morado, Haylee Randant, Evelyn Ackley, Carlos Aldana-Morales, Joseph Collier, Columba Deras-Mendia, Case Hendry, Emmalee Langford, Audrey Lowman, Jade Tabarez, Arely Ortiz, Logan Stockwell, Yaquelin Villeda-Erreguin Fourth Grade: Lonna McClenithan, Miguel Coates, Karisia Guzman, Lane Hingson, Jaden Razo, Joseiah Vazquez, Nicholas Alonzo, Isaac Martinez, Jason, Branch, Omar Casiano, Destiny Cortez, Millye Santiago, Alex Vargas, Jordan Whobrey Fifth Grade: Kirya Aguirre, Julio AldanaMorales, Jade Banky, Nadia Castillo, Lilly Collier, Yesenia Gomez-Lopez, Jered Hampton, Jose Jimenez, Arlette Lazalde, Jorge Martinez, Kristina Noguez, Marisol Noguez, Lauren O’Donnell, Anthony Pequeo, John Quinn, Bettye Sparks Sixth Grade: Thomas Aispuro, Ariel Brunetto, George Coates, Brandon Flack, Cameron Kelly, Vanessa Martinez, Anahi Moreno, Melody Paz, Jordyn Perkins, Eduardo Ramirez-Trejo, Miguel Roderick, Aries Ruark, Zachary Tanner, Camrann White, Britten Williams Seventh Grade: Jazmyn Branch, Carina Castano, Giancarlos Castano, Nicholas Castillo, David Estes, Rosalinda Gasper, Lexi Hernandez, Elly Long, Dustin Pagett, Courtney Perez, Taylor Randant, Bailey Williams, Selina Zamarron Eighth Grade: Bryana Campbell, Kelby Kirtland, Victoria Maciel, Cora Morrissey, Beverly Paz, Anneth Santiago, Andrea Stanforth W est Glades students on honor roll

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SOUTHERN GARDENS CITRUS CONTROLS SPECIALIST Southern GardensThis position is responsible for the execution of automation and instrumentation controls solutions. Candidate will work as part of a team implementing automation solutions based on corporate de ned best practices and guidelines. SKILLS• Self directed worker with strong troubleshooting skills• Excellent verbal and written communication.• Ability to multi-task and maintain a high level of accuracy.• Ability to follow documented processes.• PLC 5 programming, Wonder ware applications, and control logics. • Pressure, ow, level, and temperature• Valves and nal control elements• PLC and DCS systems (Allen Bradley & Rosemount)• VFD programming a plus (Power ex, ABB)• Analytical instrumentation Southern Gardens is one of Florida’s foremost producers and processors of oranges and orange juice products. Located ten miles west of Clewiston, Florida. FAX 863-902-4315 EMAIL dmelton@southerngardens.com DRIVERS Home Daily and Weekly Openings! No-Touch, Great Pay & Miles! Dedicated Miami Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-888-567-4854. ElectricianJimmy Pittman Electrical is seeking an experienced service electrician. Must have clean driving record, good communication skills and at least 5 years experience in residential and commercial electrical service. Email resume to john@jimmypittman electrical.com FIELD ANALYST Full time with bene ts, applications available in LaBelle of ce. Additional information available www.hendryprop.org Position open until lled. Hendry County Property Appraiser 25 E. Hickpochee Ave Room A329 LaBelle, FL 33935-5015 863-675-5270 EOE/DFSFWP VETERANS PREFERENCE GALLEY COOK NEEDED Apply in Person. No phone calls please. Roland Martin Marina. MECHANICS-HEAVY FARM EQUIPMENT $22.43 PER HOUR, EXTENSIVE OT Majority of work EAST of Clewiston• Experience with trucks, farm machinery and other diesel equipment.• Perform engine, transmission, drive train, brakes, chassis, diagnosis and repairs on cane harvesting and industrial equipment. • Repair conveyors, engines, A/C systems, hydraulic systems, gear boxes, pumps, turbines, fans, valves, tracks, etc. Email your resume or Apply Online Jdooley@ussugar.com www.ussugar.com OMC PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISOR Position assists with managing the physical, scal, and human resources of the Structure Maintenance Dept. at the Clewiston Field Station. Supervises water resource operations and maintenance program efforts including coordination, implementation, tracking and communication of comprehensive program and project objectives, milestones and schedules. Document, report, budget, and integrate with other District activities within the Structure Maintenance Dept. Conducts interviews, trains, motivates, assigns, and evaluates work. Provide technical and programmatic coordination and interaction with other District units, government agencies, and the public. Works with both the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent to ensure staff’s readiness to respond and support the eld station’s emergency management operations. This includes addressing all regional issues/ concerns speci c to a eld station location. Provides direct input to the emergency management operations procedures used by all eld stations. Associate’s Degree in engineering or related eld and licenses/certi cations and 6+ years’ experience in the operation and maintenance of water management works including increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance, and operation of area of responsibility, at least 2+ years’ included supervisory experience. Valid Florida Driver’s License. Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role. For more details and to apply, visit the South Florida Water Management District website at http//www.SFWMD.gov Req ID: 960BR, Location: Clewiston Field Station. EOE REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT ASSOCIATION Infant Toddler Teachers RCMA seeks highly motivated Infant Toddler Teachers who possess a High School Diploma or GED. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent bene t package that usually surpasses other child care institutions. Competitive pay range between $7.79 up to $13.50 an hour depending on experience, education and credentials. Send resume to: Jenneyfa Rich fax: 863-946-1961 or email: jenneyfa@rcma.org NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. PONIES (4) 2 are younger than 10yrs. Other 2 are 4 and under. 1M, 3F (863)612-6812 BELLE GLADE & South Bay, 2BR, 1BA apts. Move in special: 1st month 1/2 price. $450/mo. 561-996-5420. Industrial building for lease 6500 sq ft $2000. Fenced yard Can subdivide into smaller shops Email: patfurn@aol.com 239-770-8443 Industrial Warehouse for sale by owner. Very reasonable. Asking $220,000 or best offer. Approx 6,500 sq ft 239-770-8443 cell, email: patfurn@aol.com Serious inquires only Huge 2BR, 1BA Estate 1100 sq. ft. on 2 1/2 acres. Pioneer Plantation. $550 month. Call 239-285-7020 CLEWISTON In town Duplex (2 sep. 3/2 plus lrg yard). $37,500 ea. $75k total. Ideal to share w/relative or home + rental income. Call owner 863-673-5071. STORAGE FACILITY/FLEA MARKET 100 Units •Money Maker •Owner Financing •Consider all Trades $399,000 LaBelle, Florida (305)481-1316 4br, 2bath Wind Zone III 2004 doublewide only $49,900 includes setup and a/c. Financing available. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 5br, 2bath doublewide located on 1/2 acre lot in Horseshoe Acres. Only $54,900 with nancing available. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 Jacobson doublewide, 3br, 2bath only $49,900 Includes a/c and setup. nancing available. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 Trade ins wanted. We have 3 and 4 bedroom doublewides available with no money down. Use your old mobile home, no matter what condition and get a new Jacobson Home. Call Dwight at 863-677-1114 Wanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot. Call 941-347-7171 We buy all junk cars starting at $400.00 and up! Call us at: (863)983-Junk (5865) or (305)970-4231 Located in Clewiston 24 hrs a day 7 days a week NOTICE OF WORKSHOP OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will hold a workshop on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 5pm at the CCWCD Conference Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Dike Project, and any other business that may come before the Board. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL AID OR SERVICES AS ADDRESSED IN THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT, PLEASE CONTACT THE DISTRICT CLERK’S OFFICE AT (863)983-5797, NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE ABOVE STATED DATE. CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT 434324 CN 1/17/2013 AVISO DE LA REUNION REGULAR DE LA JUNTA DE SUPERVISORES DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se le noti ca que la Reunin Regular de la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central se llevar a cabo el mircoles, 23 de enero de 2013 a las 7 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia del Condado Central ubicado en 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para tratar cualquier y todo asunto que pueda plantearse ante la Junta. Si una persona decide apelar la decisin de la Junta de Supervisores con respecto a cualquier asunto considerado en la reunin pblica o audiencia en referencia a este aviso l o ella tendr que asegurarse de que el procedimiento de apelacin quede asentado palabra por palabra en el acta, en el acta se incluye su testimonio y pruebas en la cual usted fundamenta la apelacin. 434489 CN 1/17/2013 AVISO DE TALLER DEL DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL A travs de la presente se noti ca que la Junta de Supervisores del Distrito de Control de Aguas del Condado Central llevar a cabo un taller el mircoles, 23 de enero de 2013 a las 5 pm en el Cuarto de Conferencia CCWCD, 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. El propsito de esta reunin es para hablar del Proyecto Dique, y cualquier otro asunto que se pueda plantear ante la Junta. REQUERIMIENTOS ESPECIALES: SI USTED REQUIERE ASISTENCIA O SERVICIOS ESPECIALES DE ACUERDO A LA LEY PARA ESTADOUNIDENSES CON DISCAPACIDADES POR FAVOR COMUNIQUESE CON LA OFICINA DE LA SECRETARIA DEL DISTRITO AL (863)983-5797, CON CINCO (5) DIAS DE ANTICIPACION DE LA FECHA INDICADA ARRIBA. DISTRITO DE CONTROL DE AGUAS DEL CONDADO CENTRAL 434491 CN 1/17/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING HENDRY COUNTY CONSTRUCTION LICENSING BOARD Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Construction Licensing Board will hold a meeting Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Hendry County Courthouse, Commission Chambers, 25 East Hickpoochee Avenue, LaBelle, Florida. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting site is accessible by the disabled. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, Agency, or Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 434505 CN/CB 1/17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Pahokee Housing Authority (PHA) is accepting sealed bids for sale of used equipment until 3:00 p.m., January 24, 2013, at which time bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bid items: custom storm window screens, A/C units, appliance parts, battery booster, of ce desk, A/C vac pump, asphalt roller, drain cleaner, oor tile stripper, and A/C Condensers. List of bid items and Instructions to Bidders available upon request (Tel. 561-924-5565). Bids must be in sealed envelopes. On the outside of the envelopes shall be the words: “Sealed Bid Equipment Disposal; January 24, 2013; Attn. Julia Hale, Executive Director.” Submit one original to Pahokee Housing Authority, 465 Friend Terrace, Pahokee, FL 33476. Bids received after the deadline will not be accepted. Bids sent by telephone, email, or Facsimile will not be accepted. PHA has the right to reject any and all bids, whenever it is in the best interest of the Pahokee Housing Authority. PHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug-Free Workplace. 434640 CN 1/17/2013 Request For Bid Jerdik Road Water Main Relocation The Board of Directors of Lakeport Water Association will be accepting sealed bids for the Jerdik Road project which consists of relocating approximately 400’ of 6” water line done mostly by directional boring with approximately 100’ of 2” directional bore to replace water services. For a copy of plans for this project, contact the project engineer listed below. There is a charge of $20.00 per set or electronic transfer is free of charge.Bids will be accepted until noon on February 15, 2013 at Lakeport Water Association, 1057 Red Barn Road, Moore Haven, FL 33471. Any questions contact:Steve Dobbs, Project Engineer sdobbsgstevedobbsengineering.com 863-824-7644 Jeff Ussery, Utility Director 863-946-1300 434315 GCD 1/17,24,31 ON 1/16,23,30/2013 HENDRY COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting on January 24, 2013, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and on January 25, 2013, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the Hendry County Emergency Operation Center, 4425 West S.R. 80, LaBelle, Florida, for the purpose of interviewing County Administrator applicants and making decisions related thereto. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Hendry County Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA Karson Turner, Chairman 434675 CN/CB 1/17/2013 Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time Employment Full Time For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Business Opportunities For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Livestock For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Apartments Commercial Property Houses Rent For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Houses Sale I nvestmentProperty For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Mobile HomeSale Mobile HomeSale For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Campers/RVs For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Autos Wanted For more listings, go to www.newszap.com Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. 12 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013

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NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION CITY OF PAHOKEE, FLORIDA TUESDAY, MARCH 12TH, 2013 The 2013 Municipal General Election for the City of Pahokee will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2012, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing two Commissioners for a term of three (3) years. All registered voters in Precincts 6004 and 6006 shall vote at the designated polling place which will be the Recreation Complex (old Pahokee High School gymnasium) located at 360 East Main Street, Pahokee, FL. No person shall be permitted to vote unless he or she is registered in accordance with the Florida State Statutes. Photo ID must be submitted at the time of voting at your polling place. In the event that no candidate receives a majority of the votes for a particular of ce, a Run-Off Election shall be held on March 26, 2013 at the same polling place between the two candidates who receive the largest number for votes for that seat. Anika Sinclair City Clerk /Municipal Supervisor of Elections 434742 CN 1/17,24/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3147 2010 1214334-01000Q0410 Phyllis Morris Lot 52, Block Q of HARLEM #3, as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000Q-041.0 Property Address: 1123 Florida Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434605 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following application(s) for permit have been received for project(s) in Hendry County: Hendry County Land, LLC (Citrus Grove) 3845 Beck Blvd., Suite #803, Naples, FL 33114-1216, has submitted Application 130103-3 for renewal of Water Use Permit 26-00269-W to irrigate 125 acres of agricultural lands. The water will be withdrawn from the Lower Tamiami Aquifer and the project is located in Section 27, Township 48 South, Range 31 East. Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Regulation Division, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date of publication. No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Application status and associated documents can also be obtained by accessing the District’s website (www.sfwmd.gov) and selecting the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding the proposed agency action by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report. 434540 CN 1/17/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3164 2010 1214334-010000U0061 Daisy Bell Williams Lot 9, Block U, of HARLEM ADDITION NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 7, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000U-006.1 Property Address: 1234 Della Tobias Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434614 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3531 2010 2024329-670000B0300 Denton ll, LLC Lots 47 and 48, Block B, and the East one-half of New York Street abutting said lots, SUNSET PARK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 1, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-670-000B-030.0 Property Address: 822 W. Seminole Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434622 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3112 2010 1214334-010000L0240 Daisy Bell Willilams Lot 33, Block L, of HARLEM ADDITION No. 1 to Clewiston, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-34-43-21-010-000L-024.0 Property Address: 1005 Harlem Academy Avenue, Clewiston, Fl 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434581 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 3504 2010 2024329-46000000070 Winder VI, LLC LaBelle, MILLERS SUBDIVISION, Lot 11, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 88, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Parcel Identi cation Number: 2-29-43-02-460-0000-0007-0 Property Address: XXXX Miller Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434618 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2540 2009 1214334-010000K0020 Elbert Allen Jr Lots 2,3 and 4 in Block K of HARLEM ADDITION TO CLEWISTON, Hendry County, Florida, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 79, of the current Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434608 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1788 2008 1224432-01000660130 Gloria M. Azuria Lot 13 in Block 66, of MONTURA RANCH ESTATES, FIRST SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, as recor ded in Plat Book 3, at Pages 37, 38 and 39 of the Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434452 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2912 2010 1314433-A0002650000 Pinot IV, LLC Lot 5879, Section “J-1” The North one-half of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida, Subject to an easement for an access road of the West 30 feet thereof. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-33-44-31-A00-0265.0000 Property Address: 765 S. Willow Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434628 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2531 2009 1214334-010000l0090 Daisy Hill Life Estate And Toshia R. Drummond Lots 9 and 10, Block I, HARLEM ADDITION NO. 2 to Clewiston, Hendry County, Florida according to the plat ther eof as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 2, Public Records of Hendry County, Florida. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434582 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE GLADES UTILITY AUTHORITY A Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Glades Utility Authority (“Authority”) is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m in the City of Pahokee Commission Chambers, 207 Bacom Point Road, Florida 33476. The purpose of the meeting is to consider approval of the special meeting minutes, consider the approval of payment for certain outstanding GUA obligations, consider the approval for use of restricted funds for renewal and replacement projects, consider the approval of a rate surcharge and resolution 2013-01, 2013 Proposed Budget, and any other business that may come before the Board. The meeting is open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with Florida law. A copy of the meeting agenda may be obtained at the meeting or, prior to the meeting, by contacting Jocelyn Coln at 561-493-6127. The meeting, or consideration of any individual agenda items, may be continued to a date and time certain to be announced at the meeting and noticed. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact Jocelyn Coln at (561) 493-6127 or Jcolon@pbcwater.com at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting. If anyone chooses to appeal any decision of the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and should accordingly ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that includes the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. Jocelyn Coln, GUA Clerk 434665 SUN 1/17/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1110 2009 1344331-020000C0120 Mary Elizabeth Karten c/o Joseph Flannagan The Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of Section 34, Township 43 South, Range 31 East, Hendry County, Florida. Also known as Tract 12, Block C, PIONEER PLANTATION, an unrecorded subdivision. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434580 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF COUNTY ORDINANCE AND NOTICE OF ESTABLISHMENT OR CHANGE OF A REGULATION AFFECTING THE USE OF LAND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in Glades County, Florida a public hearing will be held before the Glades County Board of County Commissioners on Monday January 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm These hearings will be held at the County Commissioners Chambers, Glades County Courthouse, 500 Avenue J, Moore Haven, and Florida 33471. The purpose of this public hearing is to consider the adoption of an ordinance with the following title: ORDINANCE NO. 2012 AN ORDINANCE OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF GLADES COUNTY BY REZONING A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN EXHIBIT “A” FROM AGRICULTURE RESIDENTIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SINGLE FAMILY TO PLANNED DEVELOPMENT (PD) ZONING DISTRICT AS REQUESTED BY J.J. WIGGINS MEMORIAL TRUST CASE NUMBER R12-02; AMENDING GLADES COUNTY ORDINANCE 75-3; AMENDING THE OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF GLADES COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. EXHIBIT A: A parcel of land in tracts 26 through 29 inclusive, map of subdivision of Section 10, Township 42 South, range 32 East, in Desoto county, Florida, lying and being in Glades County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the intersection of the East line of lot 26 and the South right of way line of State Road 25 (U.S. Highway 27); thence S 0002’55” W, along the East line of lot 26, a distance of 600.00 feet; thence S 8946’15” W a distance of 1320.66 feet to the West line of lot 29; thence N 0002’00” E, along said West line of lot 29, a distance of 600.00 feet to the South right of way line of State Road 25 (U.S. highway 27); thence N 8946’15” E, along said South right of way line, a distance of 1320.82 feet to the point of beginning. Containing a computed area of 18.19 acres more or less. And Lots 45A, 45B, and 46, Glades Little Ranches as recorded in Plat Book 3, page 22 of the public records of Glades County, Florida All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard. Written comments led on or before said dates will be read and considered. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD, OR COUNTY COMMISSION, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE HEARING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE HEARD. 434501 GCD 1/17/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1599 2010 1144432-A0001690000 Jeanine Meleschi The South one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2757 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0000 Property Address: 660 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434616 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1600 2010 1144432-A0001690100 Gerard Meleschi The North one-half of the Southeast one-quarter of the Northwest onequarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot 2758 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0169-0100 Property Address: 670 N. Isora Street, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434619 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads The classifieds are the most successful salespersonintown When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. 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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 HENDRY COUNTY RESIDENTSFREE! TOXIC ROUNDUP!HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE TAKING UP SPACE? BRING IT TO US! Well be sure to properly dispose of it. ACCEPTED MATERIALS HOW TO TRANSPORT SAFELY Pesticides, Insecticides Keep products in original containers. Liquid Paint & thinners DO NOT mix different materials Furniture strippers, polishes together, label all containers. Car batteries, oil, antifreeze Check for leaks, transport upright & transmission ”uids Tighten Lids/Caps Place in a All Household cleaners box or on paper to catch spills. Swimming pool chemicals Small Freon bottles NOT SURE IF ITS TOXIC? Mercury Thermometers GIVE US A CALL! Fluorescent Bulbs 863-674-4162 SMALL BUSINESS IN NEED OF A HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL PLAN? NOT SURE? WE CAN HELP TO GET YOU FDEP COMPLIANT! C onditionally E xempt S mall Q uantity G enerators of less than 220 lbs (about 25 gal) of hazardous waste in one month are considered CESQGŽ S mall Q uantity G enerators produce more than 220 lbs (100 kg) but less than 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg) per month. SQGs can not store more than 13,200 lbs on site for more than 180 days. Businesses can make appointments with CARE Environmental at 18004942273 at least 1 week in advance. January 18, 2013 LABELLE 1360 Forestry Division Road January 19, 2013 CLEWISTON 1381 Evercane Road (CR835) 9 am to 2 pm Each day For More Info call 863-674-4162 14 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 1625 2010 1144432-A0002380100 Avelino R. & Maria N. Leoncia c/o Rene F. Leoncio The East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 14, Township 44 South, Range 32 East, Hendry County, Florida, subject to an easement for an access road of the North 40 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 2858 in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, Gas and Mineral reservations conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easement of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Parcel Identi cation Number: 1-32-44-14-A00-0238-0100 Property Address: 406 Bald Cypress Avenue, Clewiston, FL 33440 Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434624 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air Resource Section, South District Of ce Draft Air Construction Permit Project No. 0510003-054-AC United States Sugar Corporation, U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility Hendry County, Florida Applicant: The applicant for this project is United States Sugar Corporation. The applicant’s authorized representative and mailing address is: Mr. Neil Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Sugar Manufacturing, United States Sugar Corporation, U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, 111 Ponce De Leon Avenue, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Facility Location: United States Sugar Corporation operates the existing U.S. Sugar Clewiston Facility, which is located in Hendry County at W.C. Owens Avenue and S.R. 832 in Clewiston, Florida. Project: The project is to replace the fuel oil burners with natural gas burners in the granular carbon regeneration furnace [emissions unit (EU) 017] and in its associated control equipment (afterburner). The project is also changing the allowable fuel from distillate fuel oil to natural gas. This EU is major for prevention signi cant deterioration (PSD). However, this project is not subject to PSD review. This EU is subject to best achievable control technology (BACT) determinations for carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOX) particulate matter (PM/PM10) sulfuric acid mist (SAM), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOC). The EU is equipped with an afterburner and wet scrubber system. Permitted pollutant emissions from this project remain unchanged. Pollutant emissions are limited to 0.7 lb/hr for PM, 1.0 lb hr for NOX and 10% opacity. Permitting Authority: Applications for air construction permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210 and 62-212 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and an air permit is required to perform the proposed work. The Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protection’s Air Resource Section in the South District Of ce. The Permitting Authority’s physical address is: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, Florida 33901. The Permitting Authority’s mailing address is: P.O. Box 2549, Fort Myers, Florida 33902-2549. The Permitting Authority’s telephone number is (239) 344-5600. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the physical address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. The complete project le includes the Draft Permit, the Technical Evaluation and Preliminary Determination, the application and information submitted by the applicant (exclusive of con dential records under Section 403.111, F.S.). Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authority’s project engineer for additional information at the address and phone number listed above. In addition, electronic copies of these documents are available on the following web site: http://www.dep.state. .us/air/emission/apds/default.asp. Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit: The Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue an air construction permit to the applicant for the project described above. The applicant has provided reasonable assurance that operation of proposed equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. The Permitting Authority will issue a Final Permit in accordance with the conditions of the proposed Draft Permit unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. or unless public comment received in accordance with this notice r esults in a different decision or a signi cant change of terms or conditions. Comments: The Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the proposed Draft Permit for a period of 14 days from the date of publication of this Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the Permitting Authority by close of business (5:00 p.m.) on or before the end of the 14day period. If written comments received result in a signi cant change to the Draft Permit, the Permitting Authority shall revise the Draft Permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are affected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led with (received by) the Department’s Agency Clerk in the Of ce of General Counsel of the Department of Environmental Protection at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 (Telephone: (850) 2452241). Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S. must be led within 14 days of publication of this Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. The failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person’s right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding of cer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authority’s action is based must contain the following information: (a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency’s le or identi cation number, if known; (b) The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner; the name address and telephone number of the petitioner’s representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner’s substantial rights will be affected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so state; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the speci c facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action; (f) A statement of the speci c rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modi cation of the agency’s proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the speci c rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency’s proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authority’s action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authority’s nal action may be different from the position taken by it in this Public Notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available for this proceeding. 434216 CN 1/17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262008CA000430XXXXXX LASALLE BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2007-HE1, Plaintiff, VS. JOSE E. CERVANTES, et al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated 10/6/2008 and an Order Resetting Sale dated December 27, 2012, and entered in Case No. 262008CA000430XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Hendry County, Florida, wherein LaSalle Bank, N.A. as Trustee for the MLM1 Trust Series 2007-HE1 is Plaintiff and JOSE E. CERVANTES; ANTONIA PEQUENO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at on the Second Floor in front of the Main Clerk’s Of ce at the Hendry County Courthouse, 25 East Hickpochee Avenue, LaBelle, FL 33935 County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 27th day of February, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit; THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF BLOCK 39, LABELLE, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 47, PUBLIC RECORDS OF LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING AND BEING IN HENDY COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST TN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST PILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee County Justice Center, 1700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at LaBelle, Florida, on January 2, 2013. BARBARA BUTLER As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk 433939 CN 1/10,17/2013 LEGAL NOTICE The following vehicles will be sold at public auction on January 28, 2013 @ 10 a.m. at Clewiston Towing, 600 E Sugarland Hwy, Clewiston, FL 33440 2001 Chevy, VIN:1GCCS19W418259873 1997 Ford, VIN:1FALP15P8VW114326 1998 Ford, VIN:2FMDA5140WBB77566 1998 Nissan, VIN:3N1AB41D5WL063214 1997 Plymouth, VIN:2P4FP2530VR135265 ***We have the right to refuse any and all bids*** 434560 CN 1/17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 262012CA000555XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WALTER YATES COX; et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MELINDA ANN SHANOSKI Last Known Address 621 MERIT STREET CLEWISTON, FL 33440 Current Residence is Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Hendry County, Florida: LOT 7, BLOCK E, SHERWOOD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT 5, PAGE 127, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA., TOGETHER WITH A 1996 REDM DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME HAVING IDENTIFICATION NOS. FLA1 4610175A AND FLA14610175B, TITLE NOS, 70124424 AND 70124425 AND RP NOS. R0638816 AND R0638817, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO REAL PROPERTY. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it. on SHD Legal Group P.A., Plaintiffs attorneys, whose address is PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339-1438, (954) 564-0071, answers@shdlegalgroup.com, within 30 days from rst date of publication, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition, DATED on December 31, 2012. Barbara Butler As Clerk of the Court By: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sheila Mann, Court Operations Manager, whose of ce is located at Lee count), Justice Center, 1 700 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, and whose telephone number is (239) 533-1700, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 433945 CN 1/10,17/2013 NOTICE: AUCTION on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 1225 N.W. Avenue L, Belle Glade, Florida. • Property of: Glades Insurance: miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Glades Insurance: miscellaneous boxes • Property of: Emmanuel Joseph: Desk and Chair 433731 SUN 1/10,17/2013 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Chapter 197.512 Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT County of Hendry, Florida the holders of the following certi cate has led said certi cate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certi cate number, year of issuance, description of property and the name in which it was assessed are as follows: CERT. NAME IN NO. YEAR DESCRIPTION WHICH ASSESSED 2962 2010 1314433-A0004330000 Edgar Gonzalez & Robert dela Vega The Southeast one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter of Section 31, Township 44 South, Range 33 East, Hendry County, Florida. SUBJECT to an easement for an access road of the East 30 feet thereof. Subject to an easement for an access road of the South 80.00 feet thereof. (Also known as Lot No. 5994, in Montura Ranch Estates, an unrecorded subdivision.) Subject to existing Oil, gas and mineral reservations, conditions, restrictions, zoning ordinances, enforceable easements of record and subject to taxes and assessment of Central County Drainage District. Less and except Gas, Oil and Mineral rights not owned by prior owner. Subject to existing easements and right of ways of record. All of said property being in the County of Hendry, State of Florida. Unless such certi cate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certi cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the Clerk’s Of ce, 2nd Floor, Administration Wing, LaBelle, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the Third Thursday in the month of February, 2013 which is the 21st day of Februar y 2013. Dated this 9th day of January, 2012. Barbara S. Butler Clerk of Circuit Court Hendry County, Florida 434453 CN 1/17,24,31 & 2/7/2013 NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CENTRAL COUNTY WATER CONTROL DISTRICT You are hereby noti ed that the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the Central County Water Control District will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7 pm at the Central County Conference Room located at 475 S. Cabbage Palm St. Montura Ranch Estates, Clewiston, Florida. The purpose of this meeting is to transact any and all business which may come before the Board. If a person decides to appeal the decision of the Board of Supervisors with respect to any matter considered at the public meeting or hearing herein referred he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. 433791 CN 1/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE #: 2008-CA-17 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, -VS.Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife; Unknown Parties in Possession #1; If living, and all Unknown Parties claiming by, through, under and against the above named Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said Unknown Parties may claim an interest as Spouse, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, or Other Claimants Defendant s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated December 20, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 2008-CA-17 of the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Glades County, Florida, wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff and Luis M. Calvo and Nicoleta F. Calvo, His Wife are defendant(s), I, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE GLADES COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MOOREHAVEN, FLORIDA, AT 11:00 A.M. on January 31, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, towit: LOT 19, BLOCK A, MOORE HAVEN RIVER GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 130, PUBLIC RECORDS OF GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 1700 Monroe Street, Suite 1213, Fort Myers, Florida 33901 (239) 533-1521 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this noti cation of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. JOE FLINT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Glades County, Florida Julie Braddock DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT 433957 CN 1/10,17/2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 20TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HENDRY COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 11000372CA WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, VS. AGUSTIN DERAS; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS, IF ANY; REYNALDO DERAS; AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF REYNALDO DERAS, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; All Unknown Parties Claiming By, Through, Under Or Against The Named Defendants, Whether Living Or Not, And Whether Said Unknown Parties Claims As Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, Or In Any Other Capacity, Claiming By, Through Under Or Against The Named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): AGUSTIN DERAS 3631 FORT ADAMS AVENUE FORT DENAUD, FLORIDA 33935 AS THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AGUSTIN DERAS 3631 FORT ADAMS AVENUE FORT DENAUD, FLORIDA 33035 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK 9, FORT DENAUD ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 108, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HENDR Y COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 3631 Fort Adams Avenue, Fort Denaud, Florida 33935 has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Moskowitz, Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 800 Corporate Drive. Suite 500, Fort Lauderdale, FLORIDA 33334 on or before February 9, 2013, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the rst publication of this Notice in the Clewiston News and le the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal o f this Court this 2nd day of January, 2013. BY: /S/ J. Bevis As Deputy Cler k If you are an individual with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding or other court service, program, or activity, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision o f certain assistance. Please contact Dawn Oliver, Court Operations Manager, phone (863) 675-5229, e-mail doliver@ca.cjis20.org as far in advance as possible, but preferably at least seven (7) days before your scheduled appearance or other court activity. 433975 CN 1/10,17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to Chapter 298.12, Florida Statutes, a meeting of landowners of BARRON WATER CONTROL DISTRICT will be held at 10:00A.M. January 29, 2013, at the District of ce on 3293 Dellwood Terrace, Port LaBelle, Florida, 33935. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one member of the Board of Supervisors and review annual reports. Landowners may cast one vote for each acre or fraction thereof owned, either in person or by proxy. Proxy forms are available by calling 863-675-0346. The Board of Supervisors will meet immediately after adjournment of the Landowners’ Meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Mark D. Colbert, Chairman 434121 CGS 1/10,17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on January 26th,2013 At 9:00 AM U-LockIt Storage of Clewiston LLC, 500 S. San Gabriel, Clewiston, Fl. (863) 233-3639 will at their discretion sell or dispose of the personal property therefore stored with the undersigned. Beatrice Smith Unit #54 Household Items 434271 CN 1/17,24/2013 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the SCHOOL BOARD of BELLE GLADE EXCEL CHARTER SCHOOL will hold its FIRST MEETING Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEPPI HEAD START CENTER, 301 Southwest 8th St., Belle Glade, FL 33430. 434563 BGS 1/17/2013 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 02/01/2013, 10:00 am at 74 S. INDUSTRIAL LOOP, LABELLE, FL 33935, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. TIMS TOWING & RECOVERY reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 2005 DODGE 2D4GP44L45R374214 1995 CHEVROLET 3GNEC16K3SG101938 434727 CN 1/17/2013 Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Public Notice Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. Find it faster. Sell it sooner in the classifieds Shop here first! The classified ads Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. Get a quick response to any item you may be selling with a classified ad. Earn some extra cash. Sell your used items in the classifieds Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž Join all the people who say, I sold it in the classifieds.Ž The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. 15 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013

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2 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee May 27, 2010 16 Serving the communities south of Lake Okeechobee January 17, 2013 to the resolution. “This puts us in a little bind,” Jane Graham, an Everglades policy associate with A udubon Florida, told governing board members prior to their Jan. 10 vote. “We oppose this resolution because of the lack of public transparency. Normally there would have been public discussion, but none of that happened.” She went on to tell board members that because there has been no public discussions about the proposed purchase, it appears the district has been acting “outside of Sunshine,” a reference to the state’s Government in Sunshine law. In a phone interview later Thursday, Ms. Graham said her group isn’t opposed to the restoration project but they do have a problem with the district’s lack of transparency. “What it sounds like from the presentation is it will have some environmental bene t, but it’s to be determined how much. We believe the water storage will be very helpful because the Caloosahatchee River needs it during the dry season,” she said. Audubon’s opposition lies mainly in the extension of A. Duda’s leases in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) for another 30 years. “I think it’s a fair question to say ‘What alternatives are there?’ We just need to be v ery careful that they’re reducing extra pollution,” she added. Ernie Barnett, director of Everglades policy and coordination for the district, addressed the governing board Thursday and told them the proposed project will help rehydrate Lake Hicpochee, provide water storage for the Caloosahatchee River and improve water quality. Prior to the vote, governing board members were told of a letter sent to them by the Glades County Board of County Commissioners that presented that board’s concern into the lack of public notice about the proposed purchase and Thursday’s vote. “Our Board was surprised that we did not receive an advance courtesy notice of your Board’s meeting agenda item on this resolution, in light of the fact the District’s purchase of up to 3,100 acres of Duda’s land in Glades County has the potential of signi cantly impacting Glades County,” stated the letter that was signed by the board’s vice chairperson Donna Storter Long. Tuesday, Jan. 8, the Glades County board was told about the proposed purchase by Commissioner Paul Beck. Then, by a 3-0 vote, the commissioners agreed to send the letter to the governing board and ask them to delay their decision until Feb. 13 to give county leaders a chance to nd out more about the purchase. Commission chairman Russell Echols abstained from voting because he works for Duda, and Commissioner Tim Stanley did not vote because he works for the district. When reached by telephone after the governing board's vote, Commissioner Beck said he wasn't surprised about the vote. "I gured they would," he said. "There's no transparency—that's one of my biggest gripes. It's a bad way to go." He added that ooding the property in question will not only cost jobs, it will keep away investors who want to buy property in Glades County. The commissioner then talked about a man from Texas who was interested in buying up to a couple of hundred acres of property that lies within the proposed project for investment purposes but is now having second thoughts. "He said maybe he just needs to forget about it. That's signi cant," said Commissioner Beck. Like Commissioner Beck, Glades County manager Larry Hilton wasn't surprised about the vote. "The problem commissioners had is no one knew anything about it until the last minute," he said. However, he added, the district has since contacted the county about holding a meeting to discuss the project. But, added Mr. Hilton, no date has been set for that meeting. Ms. Graham indicated that her Audubon group will carry their opposing voice to Tallahassee for a Jan. 23 meeting of Governor Rick Scott's cabinet, which must approve Duda's lease extension. She told the governing board that Audubon Florida will be weighing in on the issue and that the lease extensions "need to be vetted." SFWMDContinued From Page 1 The Glades County Commission sent the following letter to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board. January 9, 2013 VIA EMAIL DELIVERY Reagan Walker, Director, Governing Board & Executive Services rwalker@sfwmd.gov South Florida Water Management District Governing Board Members SFWMD Headquarters 3301 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach, Florida 33406 RE: Governing Board’s January 10, 2013 meeting Agenda Item 22 on Resolution to proceed with negotiating a proposed sale and purchase agreement with Duda of 3,100 acres in Glades County Dear Governing Board Members: This correspondence is being submitted on behalf of the Glades County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) for inclusion in the subject meeting record on the above referenced item. Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Glades BOCC added an item to its meeting agenda to discuss your consideration and possible adoption of the above referenced resolution. Our Board was surprised that we did not receive an advance courtesy notice of your Board’s meeting agenda item on this resolution in light of the fact the District’s purchase and use of up to 3,100 acres of Duda’s land in Glades County has the potential of signi cantly impacting Glades County. Glades County BOCC took of cial action to request the Board of Governors to postpone and or continue a decision on the adoption of the proposed resolution until at least February 13, 2013, so that Glades County BOCC can have reasonable opportunity to review all related material we hope to receive from the District and then give you the BOCC’s position on the District’s possible purchase and use of Duda’s 3,100 acres in Glades County. Glades County BOCC also took of cial action to request the District to provide Glades County with copies of all written information in the District’s le on the topic of the District’s purchase of the 3.100 acres from Duda in Glades County, including but not limited to, any letter of intent/proposals from Duda to the District or from the District to Duda, and any project plans for the District’s future use or development of the subject property. The purpose of this request for information is to enable Glades County BOCC to evaluate the proposed transaction’s impact on Glades County and its residents. Glades BOCC looks forward to receiving the District’s cooperation regarding the BOCC’s requests. Respectfully submitted, Donna Storter Long, Vice Chairman Glades County Board of County Commissioners Glades County Commission asks SFWMD to delay decision Narcotics Anonymous meetsNarcotics Anonymous meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Rd., Buckhead Ridge. For more information, please call 863-634-4780.Westergaard House available for eventsGlades County Historical Society reminds community members that you can use the historic Pieter Westergaard House for your meetings, showers, parties, political party get-togethers seven days a week. Non-pro t organizations are all free; all residents are charged $25 for each event. You are welcomed to use the inside or the lawn areas. The address is 270 Ave. L, Moore Haven near the Methodist Church. Phone Anne Coffey at 863-801-5199 or Julie Wigton at 946-2060 or Donald Miles at 239-560-8448 for more information.ACT offers counseling and related servicesAbuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. is a non-pro t agency serving victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. ACT offers individual and group counseling, safe emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, and forensic examinations for survivors of rape. For more information, please call 239-939-3112 or 1-888-9567273.